Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Tape Art Crew: Struan Ashby, Erica Duthie, Michael Townsend
In the spring of 1995 we were at an arts festival in OKC when the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed. The arts festival was cancelled, but we remained in the city.
We drew in the hospital rooms of children pulled from the blast site and drew themes of recovery with students in elementary schools that were close enough to the explosion that their windows had blown out.
Source: Tape Art 1995
Former Vice President Walter Mondale, who was also the Democratic nominee for president in 1984, died on Monday at the age of 93,
Source: Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 | TheHill
As access to the coronavirus vaccine increases nationwide, colleges and universities have grappled with whether they should mandate students be fully vaccinated before they return to campus. A group of HBCUs in Atlanta announced on Monday that all students who intend to return to on-campus learning must be fully vaccinated. AJC reports that The Atlanta University Center—which consists of Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College—issued a joint statement requiring all students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated if they intend to return to on-campus learning for the next semester.
Source: HBCUs in Atlanta to Require Students Be Fully Vaccinated
The EU has slapped sanctions on 10 Myanmar officials and two firms. The bloc wants Myanmar’s military to negotiate an end to the violence, according to Germany’s top diplomat. Source: Germany says Myanmar sanctions will force junta to negotiate | News | DW | 19.04.2021
Yale University in New Haven, Conn., will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning for in-person classes, the school said Monday. In a letter to students and community members on Monday obtained by The Hill, the university’s president and provost stressed that students with religious objections would be exempt from the rule and added that the university would provide shots for those who were unable to be vaccinated over the spring or summer. “There is abundant evidence of the vaccines’ effectiveness and growing confidence that vaccines will be widely available by early summer,” read the letter.
Source: Yale requiring coronavirus vaccines for students to return | TheHill
Once taken to the country jail, Sung was “patted down and searched by a female officer who put her hands down Sung’s pants and in her bra, fingerprinted, electronically body-scanned, and ordered to strip and put on an orange uniform before attorneys working on her behalf were able to locate her and secure her release, a process that took more than two hours,” Walker’s letter states.
Walz said on Saturday that he respects journalists’ right to cover protests freely without fear of arrest or intimidation.
“A free press is foundational to our democracy. Reporters worked tirelessly during this tumultuous year to keep Minnesotans informed,” he said in a tweet. “I convened a meeting today with media and law enforcement to determine a better path forward to protect the journalists covering civil unrest.”
In a separate tweet, Walz said he had “directed our law enforcement partners to make changes that will help ensure journalists do not face barriers to doing their jobs.”
News of Sung’s alleged treatment was met with widespread condemnation from journalists at CNN and elsewhere across the media and political landscape over the weekend.
Source: CNN producer asked if she speaks English during arrest in Minnesota, lawyer says | TheHill